'FutureSex/LoveSounds' tops albums, singles lists.
Justin Timberlake continues to dominate Europe's sales charts, leading the way again with "FutureSex/LoveSounds" on European Top 100 Albums and "SexyBack" on Eurochart Hot 100 Singles.
The album's most prominent new ranking is a No. 2 debut in Sweden, while the single is No.1 again in Germany and Ireland and climbs 6-5 in Austria.
But in the United Kingdom, it's another act that does the double, as Scissor Sisters continues to lead with the single "I Don't Feel Like Dancing" (Polydor), on weekly sales of 42,000, and debuts at No.1 with the group's sophomore album "Ta-Dah".
Opening sales there are a formidable 288,000 units. The Sisters are runners-up on both composite charts, as "Ta-Dah" also arrives at No. 1 in Ireland, No. 3 in Austria and Norway, No. 5 in Switzerland, No. 6 in Germany and No. 7 in Italy.
Meanwhile "Dancing" climbs 5-2 on the Eurochart, holding at No.1 in Norway and No. 3 in Ireland and rising 5-1 in Austria, 4-2 in Switzerland and 16-5 in Germany. The song also opens at No. 4 in Sweden.
Polydor also achieves the other new entry in the top five of the pan-European album survey at No. 5, "Lebe Lauter" by Austrian pop singer Christina Stuermer. That's after No. 1 starts in both Germany and Austria.
Universal's prominence on the Europe-wide album chart is further enhanced by the No. 8 debut of Elton John's "The Captain and the Kid" (Mercury), which comes in at No. 6 in the United Kingdom on sales of 26,000.
French mainstay Johnny Hallyday's "Flashback Tour" (on his own Johnny Hallyday label, via Warner) is down 1-2 in France but remains at No.1 in the Belgian district of Wallonie. Hallyday opens at No. 1 in his own country and No. 7 on the Eurochart with the single "La Loi du Silence."